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Adiós fake debt collectors

“No hay mal, que por bien no venga,” as we say in Spanish. There’s nothing bad through which good doesn’t come. Continue Reading >

Adiós fake debt collectors

“No hay mal, que por bien no venga,” as we say in Spanish. There’s nothing bad through which good doesn’t come. Continue Reading >

Scammers Impersonate the Police

It’s criminal

You hear from us fairly often about imposter scams. In recent months, we’ve told you about IRS imposters, romance scams, and work-at-home scams. We always give you tips on how to spot and avoid these scams. We tell you about the cases we’ve brought to shut down the scammers. Continue Reading >

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Scam Alerts

Faking it — scammers’ tricks to steal your heart and money

Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. They profess their love quickly. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Why all of the tricks? They’re looking to steal your money. Continue Reading >

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Scam Alerts

Call me maybe?

School’s out and your kids have days overflowing with fun and free time. You might be at the amusement park concessions while they’re riding the SuperVomitron Adventure Ride. Or maybe they’re at the pool bellyflopping with friends. Whatever the kids are up to, many parents like being able to stay in constant contact by getting them a mobile phone. If so, it’s time to teach them to think about safety and responsibility when using it. Continue Reading >

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Technology

Empower military families

It’s no secret that servicemembers and their families face particular challenges and stresses. Scam artists are skilled at knowing exactly how to exploit those challenges. They’ll lie or try any trickery to make a grab for a servicemember’s cash. Continue Reading >

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NCPW News/Events

A pill that makes your brain 15 years younger? Forget about it.

With aging, stress and being just plain busy, you might sometimes feel like you’re forgetting more things than you used to. So when an ad suggests a pill can reverse 10 to 15 years of memory loss, you might be tempted to buy it.

You may want to rethink that — even if the ad includes supposed backing by scientists, statistics and satisfied customers. Continue Reading >

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Health & Safety

Rays on the roof

Have you ever thought about having your very own solar system — that is, solar panel system? You may see ads urging homeowners to “go solar” — use renewable energy, buy less electricity from the utility and maybe get a tax break. There are several ways to get solar power at home: you can buy a rooftop system, lease a system, or sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) to buy power a system produces. Continue Reading >

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Your Home

Enjoy a Safe Fourth of July Season – Particularly Around Fireworks

The most recent U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission statistics are out regarding firework injuries – and if 2015 is like the recent past  there will be more emergency room visits due to injuries associated with fireworks this month – than the rest of the year combined.  Continue Reading >

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Health & Safety

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